Manuscripts and Archives

The collection of just over 1,020 manuscripts ranges in date from the tenth to the twentieth centuries, and relate especially to antiquities, local history and heraldry. Notable items include the twelfth-century Winton Domesday, the finely illuminated Lindsey Psalter of the thirteenth century, a copy of the third version of the Magna Carta of 1225, and the 1547 inventory of Henry VIII.

Records of the manuscript collections are available through the Access to Archives.

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Society archives

The Society's archives date from 1717 and include minute books, correspondence, papers read at meetings and proposal papers for Fellows. As yet there is no catalogue to the archives.

For enquiries about the archives please email or telephone 020 7479 7084.

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